My wife, some time ago, suggested I simplify my Sunday updates to start offering a weekly quote on the topic of writing. So, today, via the magic of Google, I offer you the first of the weekly “Writing Quotes” series:
“Every author in some way portrays himself in his works, even if it be against his will.”
There is, of course, an elemental truth in what Goethe says: whatever we write, it is an expression of our own mind and will. Even the realm of fiction is bound by this fact. We reveal our innermost desires, thoughts, hopes and dreams in what we write.